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[boh-toh] /ˈboʊ toʊ/
noun, plural botos.
a freshwater South American dolphin, Inia geoffrensis, having a long snout and fluctuating in color between pink and gray: inhabits the Amazon and Orinoco river systems.
Also called Amazon dolphin. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It does not appear in Shakespeare, so that the lines are as original with boto as the music is with Verdi.

  • boto's "Mefistofele" belongs of course to a subsequent period.

    Masters of French Music Arthur Hervey
  • It appeared in Italia of the day after the performance, at which, it may be mentioned, boto applauded vigorously from a box.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • The chief one is a votive picture commissioned by one boto da Maraglia who had been taken prisoner by the French but released.

  • boto, in his setting, sounds Goethe's drama to greater depths than Gounod.

  • These two, who may be linked up with reason with boto and Ponchielli, present many features of resemblance.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • boto, on the other hand, in his evident desire to do justice to Goethe, has attempted too much and achieved too little.

    Masters of French Music Arthur Hervey
  • I have been playing through boto's Mefistofele, a kind friend having given me the vocal score.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry

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